Media Quotes 8

“Concerns a polar bear would suffer agoraphobia after moving from a city zoo to four acres in the Highlands were unfounded.” – Agoraphobic Bear Fears ‘Allayed’; BBC News (London, UK); Oct 30, 2009.

“As the emperor Janangir began his decline in the old familiar grip of dipsomania (both his brothers had died early of drink), his wife Nur Jahan took complete charge as his proxy.” – Sunil Sethi; Jahangir’s Josephine; Outlook (New Delhi, India); Nov 27, 2000.

“In the USA, it is estimated around 10 per cent of people suffer from astraphobia to some degree.” Don White; Weatherwatch; The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia); Dec 11, 2001.

“Every time Ammon Shea came across an interesting word, he jotted it down, desperate to avoid onomatomania.” – Nicole Martin; The Last Word; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Oct 4, 2008.

“I’m not a prude, by any means, but with all her talent, Mariah Carey doesn’t need to use her bodacious bod to garner attention.” – Candace Hammond; TV News is Front and Center; Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Massachusetts); Nov 6, 2009.

“A quantum jump in the volume of traffic has made major snarls on the capital’s periphery a routine affair for commuters.” – Dipak Kumar Dash; New Roadmap; The Times of India (New Delhi); Nov 7, 2009.

“There are few models around the world of coup plotters who have succeeded as civilian administrators. This is in part because dictators invariably begin to believe the sycophants who gather around them.” – The Savior Fantasy; The Washington Post; Oct 20, 1999.

“It was a movement that required the meticulous precision of a master surgeon.” – George Pelletier; A Christmas Story in Two Parts Eggnog; Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire); Dec 24, 2009.

“Qantas’s budget airline Jetstar has thrown down the gauntlet to other no-frills airlines by adding an extra 700,000 seats with discounted fares.” – Andrew Heasley; Jetstar Ramps Up Discount War; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Dec 10, 2009.

“We had to run the gauntlet of well-financed and powerful opposition to secure the assets for the future of the game and our new league,” said AF1 board member William Niro.” – Arena Football One completes purchase of AFL assets; The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, California); Dec 21, 2009.

“The first thing that strikes the listeners is the grotesque and parodic transformation of the habitual musical idioms, … devoid of any shade of elevation and enthusiasm inherent in oratorical declarations, as if an imaginary hero, invisibly assuming a cothurnal pose, is just going to make faces and put out his tongue at the public.” – V. Tsenova; Underground Music from the Former USSR; Routledge; 1998.

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